Archive for January, 2012

January 19, 2012

A New Beginning….and an ending….

As of today, my new website Euphoria Life Design Studio is up and running.  From now on I’ll be blogging there, and will gradually move over most, if not all of my content from here.  For those of you who are subscribed to my blog here- THANK YOU!  If you are an email subscriber, you will continue to get updates through my weekly newsletter- I have automatically forwarded you over.  If you are a wordpress subscriber and wish to continue getting updates, head on over to the new site and enter your email in the box on the lower right…. then make sure to click on the opt-in link in the email you receive!  If you are an email subscriber and wish to unsubscribe, you can do so through the links on the first email newsletter I send.

I have many cool plans for the new site, including a free download and eventually some group coaching, subscription, and telecourse offerings.  However, as I’m a part-time mompreneur, these will be rolling out gradually over the year.  It is my intent that as many people as possible can benefit from what I offer for free- so while I will make offers, I absolutely welcome you to enjoy my site in whatever way most appeals to you.

Please do share the site with those you love- through Facebook and Twitter, “like” Euphoria Life Design Studio on Facebook, and follow me on Twitter.

Thank you once again!

Lesley

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January 4, 2012

2012- The Year of Euphoria

Euphoria: a feeling of well-being or elation (Merriam-Webster)

Yep. That’s it. My defining word for 2012. My Word of the Year.

Why, you may ask? Because I think it’s high time we decide that feeling awesome is not only okay, it’s our birthright. Psychology defines much of our emotional spectrum as innapropriate and disordered, which makes me wonder- are we supposed to simply feel “okay” most of the time? I tend to think that if we simply feel “okay”- neutral, blank, mildly good or bad- while it’s certainly preferrential to suffering or misery, we could be doing so much better. That’s what life coaching is about. It’s about creating lives that are more than “okay”. And when at approximately 9pm on November 1, 2011 I was overcome with this profound sense of wellness, of being exactly my most content and joyous and authentic self, I realized that euphoria was the perfect word for it. My goal.

The funny thing is that euphoria doesn’t work as a goal. Euphoria just is. I’ve realized that when I’m being my truest, most honest, at my very essence self and when what I’m doing is in alignment with who I really am, with my deepest intentions and purpose- BAM- there it is. Euphoria. Considering that it is a goal of mine to live fully as myself and to my deepest purpose (and to help others do this as well) it seems to me that euphoria is an excellent reference point. Euphoria is when I know who I’m being and what I’m doing is my right life. I’m pretty sure it’s not just me either, because I’ve been surrounded by whole tribes full of people living elated lives and they seem to be experiencing the same thing.

In fact, I’m so in love with this concept that I’m creating my coaching practice around it. Later this month I’ll be launching Euphoria Life Design Studio (you can “like” my facebook page here) with a new website. And a newsletter. And a totally fun playful offering of crazy-ass self-love (yours, not mine…. that would just be weird….) And I’ll be moving my blogging there. And I’ll have a toolbox full of resources (eventually). And a guide to my services. Stay tuned.

I have other guiding words this year (selected through Laurie Foley’s awesome Planning Kitchen offering), as well as a guiding animal (inspired by the awesome book What the Walrus Knows by Sarah Bamford Seidelmann, who has inspired me to reconnect with the meaning within my love of animals- and the ones that show up for me over and over again.). More on those in the coming weeks as I prep the new site!

I’d love to hear about your most recent or profound experience of euphoria in the comments. Has it been too long since you’ve been that awesome?

Until next week,

Lesley

ps. I do prefer to write slightly meatier posts (though hopefully they aren’t dry or tough!) however I’m keeping to “light snacks” for the next few weeks. I am also making a truly awesome “pay what you wish to invest in yourself” coaching offer available until the launch of the new site. Check it out here. Much love and thanks….and please share the euphoria using the links below!

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